It Finally Happened

So the FCC has finally gone and passed a net neutrality rule after all these many years of talking about how best to approach the Internet. Here’s the press release…

December 21, 2010 3

FCC Seeks Input on Dynamic Spectrum Access

As a prelude to proposing rules, the FCC is seeking comment on many issues related to dynamic spectrum access technologies, including how they can increase spectrum capacity and what the…

December 16, 2010 0

CTIA Report by the Numbers

The newly-released CTIA report on mobile networks reveals some interesting data. Summing the revenue data, the report says that US carriers have invested $295B in capital equipment and billed $1.4T…

December 14, 2010 2

Now Playing: Video over the Internet

Since Level 3 Communications launched their public relations battle against Comcast on November 29th,  the tech press and the blogs have been abuzz with commentary and speculation about Internet peering,…

December 9, 2010 0

Experimental Radio Applications at the FCC

This summarizes a selection of applications for the Experimental Radio Service received by the FCC during November 2010. These are related to ultra-wideband (UWB), radar, TV white space, millimeter-wave, mobile…

December 7, 2010 1

The Perfect, the Good, and the FCC

It has been a busy week in U.S. communications policy, with an FCC meeting adopting important spectrum policy reforms, an FCC complaint about Comcast’s approval policies for cable modems, and…

December 6, 2010 2

FCC’s Action on Open Internet Rules

We haven’t commented on the biggest buzz in DC in tech policy until now since there’s not much to say about it from a technical perspective until we have the…

December 3, 2010 0

FCC Takes Further Steps toward Mobile Broadband in TV Spectrum

On November 30, the FCC adopted a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) as a preliminary step toward making the current TV broadcast spectrum available for use by fixed and mobile…

December 2, 2010 0

This is what your desktop may look like in a few years

November 28, 2010 1

How did China Telecom Snag 15% of the Internet?

Iljitsch van Beijnum explains how China Telecom was able to temporarily snag a big part of the Internet’s traffic for a few minutes last Spring. The Internet’s routing system is…

November 23, 2010 0